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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #420 on: October 13, 2016, 05:11:58 PM »
The latest news is that metro will be looking to "drastically cut hours of service" and even pursue complete station shutdowns except for during rush hours (with 20 stations across the system being impacted).

They're deep in the death spiral. It's amazing.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #421 on: October 24, 2016, 11:56:37 AM »
This level of service interruption unprecedented in a major city. I'm curious as to what the long term effects will be. i know it's all done in the name of improvement, but it's going to shift people's habits dramatically.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #422 on: October 27, 2016, 10:11:48 AM »
Starting Saturday half the Red Line shuts down. If I were still living in Silver Spring, my life would be a nightmare.

As it is, my life will remain just a bad dream.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #423 on: December 15, 2016, 12:05:36 PM »
You know how I keep saying these assholes are intentionally trying to kill us?

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NTSB: Metro knew of potentially dangerous track conditions more than a year before July derailment

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #424 on: April 03, 2017, 01:44:52 PM »
The St. Petersburg Metro blast is my number one fear during my commute. The DC Metro is wide open to shit like this. Even when they do attempt to institute an illusion of security, it's spot checks at best and all you have to do is go a few miles to the next station.

Of course, there's no real way to better defend the system, I guess. To be fair. Still, though. I'll go weeks without seeing a transit cop. So even the simple deterrent of having a police presence isn't a thing.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #425 on: April 03, 2017, 02:21:35 PM »
I *never* see a transit cop. You just see that person in the booth at the turnstiles.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #426 on: April 03, 2017, 02:43:08 PM »
I *never* see a transit cop. You just see that person in the booth at the turnstiles.

Every once in a while someone gets stabbed to death in broad daylight on a crowded platform in the suburbs by an assailant who somehow manages to escape and not get caught on camera until he leaves Metro property and they deploy extra cops on the affected line for a few days. 

These cops then play candy crush or move into the cab, close the door, and have a raucous conversation with the driver while pissing out the window.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #427 on: April 26, 2017, 02:27:57 PM »
Hey! A blue-flu weekend for Metro. That'll be fun. Drivers are all staging a sick-out Friday-Sunday, which should destroy any hope of getting around DC.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #428 on: November 08, 2017, 12:21:17 PM »
So I removed the Metro app that updated me every time there was a problem on the system and it doubled my battery life. LOL.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #429 on: November 09, 2017, 06:44:25 PM »
I was in Austin, Texas recently and WMATA is a joke there too.

Missus RC tried to Metro to Tenleytown the other right nd turned back after a fifteen minute "please stand back from the door" delay.

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Re: DC Metro: The money's gone, and we're going to punish you
« Reply #430 on: November 10, 2017, 10:00:34 AM »
I love that our system is so bad it's actually a joke around the country. People mock it in New Orleans! And their transportation system is a notch below Beirut.